Sunday Speaker Series will be guided walking tour of exhibits 2 p.m. Jan. 26
The Museum of South Texas History invites you to join its Curator of Collections & Registrar Lisa Kay Adam, Ph.D. for “Legacy of the Land,” a special guided tour at 2 p.m. on Jan. 26. This interpretive tour of MOSTHistory’s permanent exhibits will offer insights into the history and natural history of the Rio Grande Valley (Valley) from prehistory to the present, helping to make the visitor experience more enjoyable and informative. Both floors of the museum will be covered during this unique guided walking tour and participation will be limited to the first 15 attendees.
MOSTHistory’s premier exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy, tells the chronological story of famous people and events of the region from prehistory through the 20th century in three parts, River Frontier, River Highway and River Crossroads. These exhibits also tell other stories including why this region was first settled, how the people made their living off the land and how they changed the land, the reason behind the crops grown and how the Valley has changed over the centuries. These are just some of the questions that will be addressed. Tour attendees will learn how the landscape came to be from an experienced professional who is not only educated in the history presented and preserved at MOSTHistory but is also a native South Texan. This Sunday Speaker Series presentation by Dr. Adam is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.
About Dr. Lisa Kay Adam
Dr. Lisa Kay Adam is the Curator of Collections & Registrar at the Museum of South Texas History and is responsible for managing its collections. Born in Bishop, Texas, Dr. Adam has always been interested in the way people interact with each other and nature to make their living and develop their way of life. A long-time South Texan resident who has also been a certified Texas Master Naturalist™, Dr. Adam has been able to cultivate her interests of native plant gardening and birdwatching. Prior to joining MOSTHistory in 2003, Dr. Adam served as the collection manager at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) in Baton Rouge. She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and English from The University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in anthropology and geography from Louisiana State University (LSU).